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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2000, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well,Ive been burning out distributors and noticed yesterday that when I put the OTHER one in and started it,I touched the negative side of my ign.coil and it bit me!Is this a bad ground or something cuz I know the coil only puts out about 12v,but it zapped me.short,bad wires,bad ground?I dont know,Ill ask the pros.Thanks!

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I still havent figured out this thing and its about enough to make a grown man cry[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img].Anyway looking for a electrical "guru"if you will because Ive done all the tests on the coil,ground and battery everything is putting out volts as it should.HELPPPP!! Have I overlooked something?Why am I burning out distributors like this?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]Oh yeah,it was the posi side that bit not neg.Thanks!

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Well remember 12V will bite ya, alot of current there. As to your problem, check the ground between the engine and tub. (Add one.) use a big honking wire. I am having some wierd problems right now with my rig and am going to add one in the am. Along with swapping the carb again.... I am reasonably convinced that I have a wire rubbibg somewhere, and it is cuasing some of my problems. I am about ready to chuck the stock carb all together and
put a new wiring harness in too. (From my parts truck.)

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I agree. I just ran a # 12 or 14 wire from the battery negative post to the firewall. Now the wipers work faster, and wouldn't you know.....those rascals in the far East designed in automatic idle speed advance if the lights or heater fan are turned on. It didn't do that before I added the ground wire.
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I also experienced several improvements after adding a ground wire and the reason that I added one is kind of funny. I was trying to get the swr's down on my CB and it wouldnt tune in so I decided that I wasnt getting good ground to the antenna which was bolted to the side of the rear fender so I ran an 8ga wire thru the tub to the frame and the first thing that I noticed was that my heater fan gained alot of speed. and a great reduction in stereo engine noise. lack of ground from frame to body can cause lots of weird stuff if you havent yet I suggest that you add a ground wire the bigger the better.

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